Wednesday 17 October 2018

About Today Readings

St Ignatius Of Antioch.

Galatians 5:18-25. Psalm 1:1-4, 6. Luke 11:42-46.

Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life – Psalm 1:1-4, 6.

‘You are like unmarked tombs!’

Jesus doesn’t mince his words when he addresses the importance of the rituals of appearance and paying tithes, compared with basic justice and love of God. He reminds these high-ranking people of the privilege their education gives them. They know the law but they use it to place burdens and obligations on people who cannot cope and then do nothing to help them.

Once again Jesus gives us a lesson on justice and on the importance of being authentic. If we truly love God and want to follow Jesus, shouldn’t we be ready to take a stand on justice and speak out as he did when it is necessary?

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